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Sir Richard Champernoun Knight
(Abt 1280-Bef 1338)
Joane de Valletort
Roger de Rohart
Sir Thomas Champernoun Knight
(Abt 1315-After 1387)
Eleanor de Rohart
Sir Richard Champernoun Knight
(1344-Bef 1419)


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1. Alice de Astley

2. Katherine Daubeny

Sir Richard Champernoun Knight

  • Born: 29 Jun 1344, Suddon Manor, Wincanton, Somerset, England
  • Marriage (1): Alice de Astley 1185
  • Marriage (2): Katherine Daubeny 193
  • Died: Bef 3 Apr 1419, Modbury, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 1185
Alexander, son of Sir Richard Champernon & Alice, daughter of Thomas, Lord Astley. Alexander married Joan, daughter and heir of Martin Ferrers, and thus aquired the manor of Beer Ferrers.

~Burke's A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain, Vol II, p. 271

• Background Information. 1199
Sir Thomas Champernowne, named in the Inq. taken on the death of Otho Champernowne = Eleanor, daughter and heir of Roger Rohart
Sir Richard Champernowne of Modbury, named in the Inq. taken on the death of Otho Champernowne = Alice, daughter of Thomas, Lord Astley, 1st wife
Aleander Champernowne of Beer Ferrers, named in the Inquistion taken on the death of Otho Champernowne as next heir to the estate and aged 40 years, 1422, d. 30 Jun 1441, Inq. p.m. 21 Hen. VI, No.19, Married Joane, eldest daughter and coheir of Martin Ferrers.

~The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, p. 162

• Background Information: From GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives. 193
(GEN-MEDIEVAL Post Continued from the Previous Generation)


7. Sir RICHARD CHAMPERNOUN. According to a inquisition of proof of age made at Jevelchestre on 6 Aug 1366, he was born 29 June 1344 at the manor of Suddon, Somersetshire and baptised in the church of Wyncaulton. On the occasion of his baptism, his great-grandfather, Sir Richard Lovel, gave a celebration (CIPM, 7: 91). On 27 Nov 1368 he was appointed Sheriff of Devonshire in succession to his father (Cal. Fine Rolls, 1356-68, p. 392). In Nov 1377 he paid homage and fealty to the King for the manor of Ashton Rowhant, Oxfordshire (Cal. Close Rolls, 1377-81, p. 22). As a knight he was appointed assessor of a tax in Devonshire, 27 May 1379 (Cal. Fine Rolls, 1377-83, p. 142 and was again appointed Sheriff for a one-year term on 1 Nov 1381 (ibid., p. 270) and 18 Jan 1387 (Cal. Fine Rolls, 1383-91, p. 152). In 1395 he was holding Stokkinchurche Manor, Oxfordshire (CIPM, 7: no. 476).

In 1393 and 1394 Richard Chambernon, Kt. and Catherine, his wife, received indents from the Catholic Church to make confessions, obtain a portable alter and celebrate mass. (Cal. of State Papers, vol. 4, 1362-1404: Entries Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, pp. 483, 489, 494, 497, 498). As Lord of Portelmouth, one of the Rohant manors, he presented to the church there in Jan 1383/4, Sept 1399 and May 1405 (Brantscombe, p. 86; Stafford, p. 195); as Lord of Dodbrook, another Rohant manor, he presented to the church there in Mar 1383/4, Mar 1403, June 1405, Nov 1409, and Nov 1410 (Brantyngham, p. 87, Stafford, p. 163-4); as Lord of Modbury, he presented to Modbury Priory in March 1398/9, Feb 1406/7 and Jan 1415/6 (Stafford, p. 188); and as Lord of Bridford, he presented there to the church in Sept 1399 (Stafford, p. 150). On 14 July 1402, Richard Chambernon, "chivaler," was appointed a commissioner of array for Devon (Cal. Patent Rolls, 1401-5, p. 114). On 1 Jan 1412, he and others granted 40 acres in Wodelegh to the parson of Wodelegh in exchange for 40 acres in the same town (Cal. Patent Rolls, 1408-13, p. 368).

His will of 26 Feb 1418/9 was proved 3 Apr 1419, naming his wife Katherine and sons Richard and John. He requested burial in the parish church of Dodbrooke by the side of his wife Katherine (Stafford, p. 422-3). Vivian (p. 162) reports he was married 1stly to Alice, daughter of Thomas, Lord Astley, and 2ndly to Katherine, daughter of Sir Giles Daubeney. For confirmation of Alice as a Astley see following, under Joan Champernoun (no. 11) where, Joan's Chudleigh descendants impale the arms of Champernoun and Astley (RTDA, 31: 92). Alice would consequently be a daughter of Thomas de Astley, of Astley and Bentley, Warwickshire, 3rd Baron Astley, and his wife, Elizabeth de Beauchamp, a relationship accepted by Paget in his Official Baronage (no. 9). Katherine was apparently the daughter of that Sir Giles Daubeny, who was the 3rd Baron Daubeny, of Kilmersdon, Somersetshire, who died 24 June 1386, and his wife Eleanor Wyllington, herself a Champernoun descendant, though no daughter is named among their children in Lord Hylton's Notes on the History of the Parish of Kilmersdon [Taunton, 1910].

Children (by 1st wife):
10. Alexander Champernoun, m. Joan Ferrers.
11. Joan Champernoun, m. 1) Sir James Chudleigh, 2) Sir John
Children (by 2nd wife):
12. Richard Champernoun, m. Isabel Bonville.
13. John Champernoun, Margaret Hamley.
14. Margaret Champernoun, m. Robert Hill.

Richard married Katherine Daubeny, daughter of Sir Giles Daubeny Knight and Alice de Willington.

Richard next married Alice de Astley, daughter of Thomas Astley and Elizabeth de Beauchamp.1185

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